We were the Flying Monkeys. Now We're Six Teams Strong!
"There is an end to everything, to good things as well." The Flying Monkeys have made an incredible and lasting impact on countless students, coaches, parents and sponsors during the past five years. In 2017, there were nearly 200 student-athletes participating on the high school and junior devo teams, representing the 5th straight year of 30-50% year-over-year growth. As difficult of a decision as it was, Head Coach Ron Jensen and the Flying Monkeys board of directors voted to pass the mantel of responsibility on to the six area high schools.
Starting with the 2018 season, each of six Washington County high schools will form their own high school and junior devo teams and will practice and race as separate teams. The Flying Monkeys non-profit organization will continue to exist to provide financial support and leadership guidance, but will not play an active role with the Utah League, nor will it have any athletes racing under its name.
While it will be impossible to replace the legend of the Flying Monkey, it will be just as impossible to predict the adventures, triumphs, victories and memories that each of the newly formed teams will have the opportunity to experience while standing on the shoulders of the giants made this next chapter possible.
Use the information below to register with and/or contact the head coach of the team in whose boundary the student-athlete lives.
2018 Washington County Mtn Bike Team Registration Links
Thank You Yesterday. Hello Tomorrow.
But that’s just scratching the surface. Spend a season riding with us and you’ll start to sense something deeper, richer. While far too many of our peers are gravitating to the easy, we relish the rough and the steep. We are learning to more frequently find the joy in each moment, especially when we are going all out.
What makes us different, perhaps from traditional competitive sports, is our all-inclusive mantra. No Tryouts, No Benches. Everybody Rides, Everybody Races. Of course we want to win, so it makes us all the more willing to pull our fellow Monkeys forward with us as we climb to new heights, in both our riding as well as our lives off the trail.
We’re stoked to be students at a time when alternative sports are taking off and we have more options with which to self-identify. We’re also super stoked to have so many rad people in our community who have made this all happen. We’re teenagers, so we’re notoriously lame at showing our appreciation, but for the record, we’d like to throw out a huge thanks to the peeps who make it all happen.